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Hansard Lecture 2014 'Can human rights be justified

Published: 12 March 2014
Baroness Onora O'Neill

Public Policy@Southampton is delighted to announce Baroness Onora O’Neill (pictured) as our key note speaker for the 2014 Hansard Lecture on 8 May 2014 which will be held in the Turner Sims Concert Hall. Her speech ‘Can human rights be justified’ is in keeping with the theme of the series ‘The way we are governed’.

Onora O’Neill is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, and a crossbench member of the House of Lords. Among many other distinctions, she was President of the British Academy from 2005-2009 and chair of the Nuffield Foundation from 1998-2012. She was made a life peer as Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve in 1999. She has written widely on political philosophy and ethics, international justice, bioethics and the philosophy of Immanuel Kant.

The event will open at 18:00 for registration and tea and the speaker will be introduced at 18:30.

To register for the event please visit the Public website.

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